The Perfect Protein Shakes For Women – Tips and Tricks

Since my last post I’ve received a number of question about protein powders, in particular, the protein recipes that I mentioned at the end of my article. If you missed that articles here are some of the main points. There are many different types of protein powders available on the market – some a geared towards those people looking to repair muscles as quickly as possible, other are designed for people looking to meet their daily protein requirements. Furthermore, there are milk based proteins such as whey and plant based protein powders such as pea protein.

There are a number of different Protein Shakes for women. Below I’ve included some of my favourite recipes. Before we get to that, it’s important to discuss exactly what goes into a good protein shake.

How To Make A Protein Shake

There are three important steps when it comes to making a good protein shake. The first step is to create a liquid base. The reason for this is that without a good liquid base your shake will become thick and difficult to consume. Be careful not to use things such as orange juice or apple juice, we don’t want to add unwanted sugars to our healthy shake. If you own a juicer than by all means juice away! A good base is water, water is good for you and its cheap. You can also add low-fat milk, or even Greek yogurt, which is very high in protein.

Next, you’ll need your protein powder. Any protein powder will do. Whether you fancy pea protein, whey protein or even hemp protein. There are plenty of options available to you. Visit  for more information about protein powders.

Finally, you can add the good stuff. This can be anything from almonds, to berries and even your favourite fruits. Remember, it’s important to keep this things as healthy as possible but I wouldn’t blame you if you started experiment with some sweet chocolatey stuff (I’m guilty of it from time to time).

Here is one of my favourite and easiest recipes I make.

protein shakes for womenVery Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 scoop of my vanilla whey protein powder



Image “Berry Harvest from Parents’ Garden” by VancityAllie .com

Themed Birthday Party Ideas

So your child’s birthday is fast approaching and you’re racking your brain trying to come up with some savvy ideas. Of course you could do the usual and invite some children over to run around the backyard like every parent does, but you want something cool and unique to make your little one feel really special.

Below is just a sample of some fun chic birthday party ideas that will make your child’s birthday party a bash to remember.

Themed BirthdayBirthday Party Themes

Aquarium Party:

a party at the aquarium is a guaranteed fun time. There is nothing on Earth quite like getting so close to exotic creatures of the deep. Most importantly it won’t cost you an arm and leg. Many aquariums offer special party rooms and you can even request a special behind-the-scenes tour.

Museum Party:

Museums may be educational but they are still lots of fun for kids. If your child loves the museum, a party amongst the artifacts will be the perfect setting. Some facilities offer party ready rooms with special tours available. Or go on a tour of the museum and celebrate afterwards with a cake to look like your child’s favorite exhibit, such as a mummy, t-rex or an Egyptian pyramid.

Go-Kart Party:

Your child may not be old enough to drive yet so this is a perfect time to let your child and his friends get behind the wheel. Go-karts racing can offer an afternoon of fun since all party attendees will actually be racing its one of the most engaging and crowd pleasing birthday activities.

Cupcake Party:

Yes you may have a huge mess to clean up afterward but throwing a cupcake party will be easy. Purchase lots of different flavorings, toppings, icings and of course, eggs, butter and flour. If you really want to go all out buy personalized aprons as party favours. The birthday child and the baking crew will remember this party long after the sugar highs have disappeared.

Bowling Party:

Bowling parties are super fun, they are affordable and fun for parents too. Some bowling lanes offer birthday packages that include two hours of bowling, shoes and pizza for everyone. You may also be able to rent a private room to gather at afterwards to open presents.

Of course there are many themed parties, outdoor or indoor parties the key is to start planning as early as possible to ensure it’s a hit.

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Image by Janet